About the Program:
Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham (formerly CLP- Community Leadership Program) is designed to expose current and aspiring leaders to the many different aspects of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County; educating them about the community’s past, present and future, including our strengths and opportunities that will help us build a better tomorrow.
Since its inception in 1979, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership Program has been a great way to make contacts with other professionals in our area. It is an exceptional resource for builiding community awareness and enhancing team leadership skills.
Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham is a 9-month series (August - April, with a graduation luncheon in May).
Participants attend half-day sessions once a month focusing on local topics of interest, including Education, Health and Wellness, Government, Public Safety, Workplace Communication and more. The first session is a late afternoon information and welcome reception. All other sessions are half-day sessions and include lunch. They are held at different locations throughout the city and county and may include walking tours of facilities where available.
- August 22: Welcome Reception & Orientation (3-5 p.m.)
- September 19: Team Building @ Camp Horizons
Participants engage in activities designed to encourage team building and interaction
- October 17: Workplace Communication
Participants learn about various personality types and gain insight into their own style of communication
- November 21: Local Non-Profits
Participants learn about the local non-profits, the services they provide and their impact on the community
- December 19: Arts and Entertainment
Participants learn how arts and entertainment contribute to our economy and quality of life
- January 16, 2014: Education/Life Long Learning
Session focuses on current topics of interest in the education sector
- February 20: Community History, Development and Sustainability
Participants learn about development and sustainability from the perspective of both local business and government
- March 20: Public Safety
Local law enforcement officials interact with the class to offer an overview of public safety and response in the area
- April 17: Local Government and Legislative Affairs
Participants interact with local government officials and leaders in legislative public policy
- May 15: Graduation Luncheon
Spotswood Country Club
11:00AM - 1:00PM
All applications are due no later than August 2, 2013. Selected participants will be notified via email by August 8, 2013.